Islamabad (Staff Report): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday has granted pre-arrest bail to Zafar Hijazi, the chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), until July 17.

Earlier on Tuesday, Hijazi filed a petition seeking pre-arrest bail to the IHC 's registrar office.

However, the petition was forwarded along with the registrar's objection to the court of Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani. Justice Kiyani ordered him to approach the Special Judge Central (SJC), the special court of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), while approving a transit bail .

Earlier this week, the FIA registered a criminal case against the SECP chairman for tampering with records related to a company owned by Sharif family.